Raven Precision Ag Technology and Case IH AFS Connect: Bridging the Gap in Agriculture
In an era where the global demand for food continues to surge, the agricultural industry faces the formidable task of producing more with fewer resources. Case IH is committed to addressing this challenge by embracing cutting-edge technology and innovation. Our collaboration with Raven, a renowned leader in precision agriculture technology, stands at the forefront of this agricultural revolution, reshaping the way farmers work and paving the path towards a more sustainable and efficient future.
Optimising Farming Operations with Digital Solutions
Today’s farmers are constantly seeking ways to enhance their operations, maximise yields, and improve return on investment, all while minimising labour and economic resources. Raven’s hardware, screens, and technology, integrated into the cabs of tractors and farm equipment, play a pivotal role in achieving these objectives. Owned by CNH Industrial, Raven offers a versatile solution that can be retrofitted to any tractor brand.
SC1™ is meticulously crafted to offer state-of-the-art, hands-free machine steering functionality when seamlessly integrated with a Raven field computer and a GPS solution of your preference. Elevating operational efficiency and enabling a broader acreage coverage in a single day, this system is distinguished by its rapid line acquisition capability and an astounding precision level of up to 46.7 km/h.
The units within the SC1™ system are designed with the utmost user-friendliness in mind, boasting a straightforward setup process and comprehensive integrated help guides. Their discreet installation within the cab ensures a clutter-free environment. SC1™ is universally compatible with all Raven field computers and leverages GPS/GNSS technology to provide the most precise guidance, all packaged within an intuitive and user-friendly interface.
- Compact Footprint: The SC1™ system’s compact footprint means it takes up minimal space, allowing you to maximise the use of your vehicle’s cab area.
- Seamless Cab Integration: With its seamless cab integration and direct interface for ISO valves, the SC1™ system becomes an integral part of your vehicle’s environment, reducing clutter and making it easier to operate.
- Unparalleled Steering Performance: Experience enhanced steering performance with astonishing accuracy.
- Tailored Machine-Specific Tune Sets: SC1™ offers machine-specific tune sets, which means it can be tailored to optimise the performance of your specific equipment. This customisation ensures that your machinery operates at its peak efficiency, potentially leading to higher yields and cost savings.
GPS/GNSS Compatibility: SC1™ seamlessly integrates with external GPS/GNSS technology, including Raven 700S™, 500S™, and third-party GPS solutions, ensuring top-tier accuracy. Extensive Compatibility: SC1™ is compatible with various Raven field computers, such as Viper® 4+, CR12™, and CR7™.
Upgradeability: SC1™ can be easily upgraded to the Slingshot system by adding compatible hardware or GPS/GNSS solutions as needed. ISOBUS 11783
Curvature Messages: SC1™ supports ISOBUS 11783 Curvature Messages, serving both ISO Steer-Ready and Raven aftermarket steering controllers.
Third-Party Radio Configuration: The field computer allows for the setup of third-party radios, including tested solutions like 450/900 MHz AG715 radios, with potential compatibility for other configurations, subject to validation.
Incorporating SC1™ into your agricultural operations empowers you with advanced steering capabilities, characterised by precision, user-friendliness, and adaptability. This technology enhances productivity and flexibility to meet evolving industry demands. In the fast-paced world of agriculture, time is a precious commodity. Recognising its importance, Case IH introduces Advanced Farming Systems (AFS Connect™), a comprehensive solution designed to maximise your productivity and efficiency, allowing you to make the most of your valuable time.
- Real-time Notifications and Parameter Monitoring
- Stay informed with notifications that enable you to manage your equipment, even when not actively using AFS Connect™.
- Efficient Machine Performance Monitoring
- Streamline the organisation and access of status information for all connected vehicles.
- Monitor vital machine metrics, including status, operating hours, idle time, (Hectares) per hour, and fuel levels.
- Gain valuable insights into the current state of your machines, whether they are actively engaged in fieldwork, idling, in transit, or powered off.
- Access a comprehensive equipment list or utilise Map View for precise location visualisation.
- Streamlined Maintenance Planning and Execution
- Take a proactive approach to scheduling routine service requirements to minimise downtime.
- Coordinate fuel or Diesel Exhaust Fluid refills to align with meal breaks or operator shift changes.
- Maintain easy access to critical machine details, such as serial numbers and service history.
- Enhanced Equipment Coordination
- Expedite the visualisation of your connected equipment to optimise infield operations. For instance, strategically position grain trucks or determine when combines should exit a field, allowing other equipment to take over.
- AFS Connect ensures full equipment visibility, enhancing your decision-making capabilities significantly.
Efficient access to vital information through seamlessly integrated solutions that connect your farm, fleet, and data, AFS Connect™ serves as your gateway to more informed management decisions. Imagine having a centralised control centre that provides immediate access to crucial farm, machine, and agronomic data, all from your computer or mobile device. With AFS Connect™, this high level of efficiency is not a distant aspiration; it’s a tangible reality.
Imagine Case IH AFS Connect™ as the central hub of your agricultural operations, intricately connected with state-of-the-art hardware from Raven, forming the heart of your farm’s digital ecosystem. This dynamic partnership amalgamates innovation to empower farmers with unprecedented insight, control, and connectivity that was once only imagined. While Raven supplies the physical hardware, screens, and technological prowess, Case IH AFS Connect™ skilfully orchestrates the integration, transforming it into a comprehensive solution.
Case IH AFS Connect™ assumes the role of a wizard, adept at gathering and visualising agronomic data with precision. Effortlessly monitor each agricultural operation, spanning from spring tillage to the culmination of the harvest season. AFS Connect™ seamlessly integrates data from multiple machines operating within a single field. Leverage the capabilities of satellite maps to gain insight into diverse layers of agronomic data. For instance, when anomalies such as yield fluctuations in specific field areas arise, delve into the field’s historical records to pinpoint potential contributing factors, thus enabling informed decision-making.
Precision in Action
Experience the capability to remotely transmit guidance lines and prescriptions to your equipment from a centralised virtual command centre. Facilitate the seamless sharing of comprehensive field setup details, such as guidance lines, boundaries, and prescriptions, across multiple pieces of equipment simultaneously, ensuring a harmonious performance. Whether your preference leans toward the high-flying perspective of satellites or the grounded view of street-level detail, you can select the vantage point that aligns best with your technological vision.
Maximising Agricultural Efficiency
This synergy of technologies transcends mere convenience; it revolutionises modern agriculture. It empowers you to maximise efficiency at every stage of the crop production cycle. AFS Connect™ enables you to effortlessly manage your farm, monitor your fleet, and access crucial agronomic data. This centralised control hub streamlines your operations, giving you greater control over your time and resources. In an industry where every second counts, AFS Connect™ and Raven technology empower farmers to embrace the future of agriculture fully. By optimising time and decision-making, farmers can enhance their farm’s performance, achieve increased yields, and efficiently meet the growing global demand for food.
Raven technology integrated into the cabs of farm equipment serves as the backbone of our data-driven approach. It provides immediate access to essential data and fleet analytics from anywhere, enabling real-time decision-making that maximises uptime and minimises errors. This two-way data streaming capability, from the computer to the cab and back to the computer, ensures the most accurate and precise data tracking, giving farmers a competitive edge.
Precision Beyond Comparison
While standard satellite navigation systems in vehicles typically offer positioning accuracy of about 5 meters, Case IH AFS equipment, in conjunction with Raven technology, achieves pass-to-pass accuracy levels as precise as 2.5 centimetres. This level of precision is a game-changer for modern agriculture, enabling farmers to optimise their operations with unparalleled accuracy.
Raven Technology: Versatile and Accessible
The partnership between Case IH and Raven extends beyond technology; it encompasses the seamless integration of hardware and software, equipping farmers with the tools they need to farm more intelligently, not more strenuously. With Raven’s hardware and Case IH AFS Connect’s software, farmers have a winning combination that enables them to harness precision agriculture technology to meet the world’s growing food demands while ensuring sustainability and efficiency in their operations.